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Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner

Elaine Ellis Center of Health Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental

Elaine Ellis Center of Health (EECH)has an opening for a specialized nurse practitioner. Candidates to be seriously considered for this position must 1) possess a District of Columbia and a Maryland Nurse Practitioner license and DEA, 2) be able to diagnose and treat family medicine patients as well as provide behavioral health counseling; and 3) possess the SAMHSA waiver to prescribe medication assisted treatment. Candidates will find that EECH offers a very competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:

· Adhere to approved practice standards and protocols from the DC/MD Board of Nursing.

· Obtain accurate and appropriate health history and perform physical and behavioral health assessments.

· Explain procedures and discuss test results and prescribed treatments with patients.

· Monitor patients’ condition and progress and re-evaluate treatments as needed.

· Prescribe or administer therapy, medication and other specialized care to treat physical and behavioral health illnesses and substance abuse disorders in accordance with professional practice guidelines.

· Analyze and evaluate patient data, test results or examination findings to diagnose the nature and extent of physical, mental, behavioral and/or substance abuse disorders.

· Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patients to provide information on general physical condition and substance abuse disorder.

· Formulate individualized care plans using a variety of treatments.

· Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.

· Maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients to achieve desired goals.

· Record and maintain patient information accurately and timely.

· Provide education to patients and community members.

· Refer patients to other providers and specialists as appropriate.

· Consult with and provide consulting services to other providers.

· Support patients, families and caregivers in self management, self efficacy and behavior change.

· Participate in provider meetings and other Center meetings as needed.

· Adhere to the Uniform Data System (UDS) productivity standards.

· Participate in outreach and offsite programs as assigned.

· Attend and participate in teaching and general staff conferences.

· Actively participate in team training for patient centered care coordination.

· Continually update education, therapeutic techniques and methodology; apply new knowledge to your position.

· Perform other duties and assist with special projects as assigned.

Elaine Ellis Center of Health

Why Work Here?

Great environment to support the healthcare needs of our community!

Elaine Ellis Center of Health (EECH) is a not- for–profit organization dedicated to providing affordable, comprehensive, preventative and primary healthcare services to individuals residing in public housing and the surrounding areas, regardless of their ability to pay. In so doing, we are committed to offering said services in a clean, safe environment, appropriate in meeting the needs of our target population. EECH also demonstrates social responsibility through the just use of resources. This commitment of our staff, physicians, volunteers, community partners and friends to our mission permits us to maintain a quality of presence and tradition of caring, which is the hallmark of EECH.

Address

1627 Kenilworth Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20019
Washington, DC
USA

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